Articles & Audio

RNZ Radio 7 March 2019

When Couples Differ Over Money: A very important issue; Different attitudes to money; Coming into a relationship with different amounts of money.

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NZ Herald 2 March 2019

Q&As: Capital gains tax on second homes would be based on gains from April 2020; New tax would reduce income inequality; The right adviser could help readers decide whether to sell rental; It would be great if online tool showed ethics of companies.

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NZ Herald 23 February 2019

Q&As: New Smart Investor online tool will give reader info on non-KiwiSaver investments; Past performance can be very misleading; Former rental property fan is now getting out; Couple should consider young children in their investment decision.

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RNZ Radio 21 February 2019

How the New ‘Smart Investor’ Tool Can Help You. What is Smart Investor? Listeners’ letters and how the tool might help them: Investing beyond term deposits; Mortgage or KiwiSaver? And saving outside KiwiSaver; Diversifying beyond KiwiSaver.

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NZ Herald 16 February 2019

Q&As: Should readers put inheritance into a rental property?; Should another reader keep their rental or seek higher returns?; Property versus shares over the last 10 years; Couple in late 70s should reconsider shares — and their adviser; Reader perhaps overrates paying down mortgage.

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NZ Herald 9 February 2019

Q&As: Self insure only for the small stuff; KiwiSaver not good for rainy day money – but diversification is important; Can’t beat mortgage repayment after taking tax into account; Mortgage versus KiwiSaver revisited.

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RNZ Radio 7 February 2019

Playing with numbers. 1. Dollar cost averaging: How it gives you bargains; Does it work if you have a lump sum? 2. Rule of 72: How long for an investment to double?; If investment has doubled, what was your return? 3. 40 years in KiwiSaver: 3 times as much in high-risk fund; 1.5 times as much with lowest fees.

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NZ Herald 2 February 2019

Q&As: Should first home buyer put KiwiSaver money into the purchase?; Should pay rise go into mortgage or KiwiSaver?; Is health insurance necessary?; Reader misunderstands role of NZX; NZ Super rises faster than costs, despite reader’s numbers.

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NZ Herald 26 January 2019

Q&As: Market timing is upside down – but reader shouldn’t do it anyway; Another reader seeks advice on timing, plus switching KiwiSaver providers; Use bond funds, not balanced funds, in retirement; Have I followed my own financial advice?; A correction about percentages of retirees in long-term residential care.

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RNZ Radio 24 January 2019

An important message for everyone in KiwiSaver. Mary answers listeners’ questions on: Whether to switch funds when your balance falls; Whether to move KiwiSaver money to term deposits in retirement; How the self-employed can make the most of KiwiSaver; How to tell if your fund is low or high-risk.

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